Organization & Structure
Attawapiskat Enterprises is 100% owned by Attawapiskat First Nation and our offices are located in the community. We are an incorporated, for-profit entity that operates separately from Chief and Council.
A Board of Directors provides ongoing oversight and direction to our Chief Executive Officer. The Chairperson and Board Members are also Attawapiskat First Nation members. While we report to and take direction from the Board, we also report to our shareholders (Chief and Council) on a regular basis.
Board of Directors:
Steve Hookimaw, Chair
Scott Carpenter, Treasurer
Dorothy Kioke, Director
John Nakogee, Director
Andrew Sutherland, Director
Mark Lavergne, Chief Executive Officer
Melissa Regan, Operations Manager
Jody Charette, Finance Manager
Sally Louttit, Administrative Coordinator
Attawapiskat Enterprises is self-funded, meaning that our business investments and operating costs are covered by the revenues we generate through business ventures.
Dividends from our investments go towards the Attawapiskat First Nation Community Trust. To date, we have contributed $1 million to the Trust.
Over the past two years, we have also made donations of $150,000 to support community individuals with specific needs.